Hey lovely yarn lovers. How are you? Is the knitting time you think you should have in short supply?

It feels like so much has happened  since last week. So for now let’s start with our COVID-19 update.

In theory I can still go to work – it’s a short walk away and I work there alone. In theory I can still take parcels to the post office. For the next few weeks we won’t be doing either of these things – we’ll be working from home and post will be collected once a week.

Our local post office staff are lovely and they’re happy to continue to accept post, but right now they’re also trying to run a shop which sells food and help people top up electricity cards and so on. So if I can take us out of the line of people they need to allow into the shop to serve that’s good. I’m going to be at the workshop much much less for the next while – I can get most things done at home on a  smaller (and slower scale). Self isolating at home is the best choice for us right now. I appreciate that we’re lucky to get to make that decision. I know some of you are key workers and have to go to work, while others are have lost jobs. 

Our first post collection is booked for tomorrow (Friday) We don’t get a time for this, so we’ll make sure everything is ready first thing and then add orders for  as long as possible.

If you have any queries about how we’re making sure we look after our customers please ask.

We expect things to change again, but for now both Royal Mail and the government seem keen that online businesses continue, so we’ll work with that.

OSJW Rainbows and Grey Skies

When we added Rainbows and Grey Skies to the shop it sold out fast. We dyed more. It sold out fast. We dyed more – and until we’re back in the workshop we can’t dye any more self striping yarn. The way we make the long skeins we need for this takes up too much space to bring home.

All of the self striping yarns are part of Operation : Social Justice Warrior and are raising funds for The Trussell Trust. Foodbanks are going to be more vital than ever in the coming weeks and months, and we’ll continue to support them for as long as we can.

Look after yourselves as best you can.